The Himeville Museum

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The Himeville Museum
4.5
History Museums
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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The Himeville Museum and Fort is both a historical site (the old fort, and prison) as well as a well-kept local history museum. , Each of the rooms is either a room in the house, representing the era, or it is dedicated to the life and times of the area: the prison, the telephone exchange, the school: the farming implements of the time. What makes this museum different is that it also represents the varieites of communities in the area: from the original inhabitants, the first people of South Africa, the Khoi/San with local caves able to be visited to see their representations there, through to the settlers and other people of the wider area, to the fauna and flora, clothing and the kitchens of the day: Open garden courtyard in the middle of the fort, shaded, and a bench to rest on - this is a representative and diverse museum that has something of interest to everyone, young and old, local and from all over the globe.
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TomW20142014
Johannesburg, South Africa6 contributions
May 2022
Wide range of artifacts that will bring back fond memories for anyone who has spent time on a farm in their youth. Very helpful and friendly curator. Needed more time!
Written 17 May 2022
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Gill M
Johannesburg, South Africa37 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
What a pleasant surprise. A quaint museum lovingly maintained and very informative. It laid out interestingly for both adults and children. A must if you visit Himville or Underberg. This museum is funded purely on donations and we felt it definitely deserves our support. Loved the history of the rock art.
Written 6 January 2022
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Linda F
Doonside, South Africa188 contributions
Dec 2020
For such a tiny town, this museum was excellent, and showed the history of Himeville. They had some very interesting pieces. No charge - just a donation if you wish
Written 29 December 2020
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MervynGatcke
East London, South Africa299 contributions
Mar 2020
This museum is certainly worth seeing.
It showcases the very interesting history of the area.
The exhibits are in very good condition with full explanations attached to each one.
The place is very neat and tidy the lady in the front office is very friendly.
It is not often that you see something like this in a small village.
Written 19 March 2020
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Thank you for your lovely review of the Himeville Museum. Hope to see you again soon.
Written 24 December 2020
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daltongafney
Durban, South Africa13 contributions
Jul 2019
We were visiting the area and were looking for an activity and decided to go visit the museum. It did not look like much from the outside and we didn't expect to spend more than 5 mins but ended up staying almost 2 hours. Such a quaint and well maintained museum that really immerses you into how the community lived in the 1800s onwards. Neat displays and a cool way to show the young ones how tough life was in the good old days... definitely worth a visit
Written 11 March 2020
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Thank you so much for your lovely comments! Please visit us again when you are in the area - there are always new displays to see.
Written 13 March 2020
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Renee Morris
Alberton, South Africa137 contributions
Jan 2020
Nice to see what our forefathers did to make things easier. Makes me miss family I never new and would love to know
Written 15 January 2020
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Thank you for your review, and yes, we are priveleged to see how previous generations lived. Come visit again soon!
Written 24 December 2020
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Melissa G
Durban, South Africa43 contributions
Aug 2019
The museum is one of the most interesting attractions in the area. There are numerous exhibits, each with a rich history and intriguing displays. There is no entry fee. A must visit if you are in the area.
Written 29 August 2019
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Thanks, we agree it's a must see! Especially rainy days or reflective time, welcome to the Himeville Museum and Fort.
Written 24 December 2020
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Annemarie Mills
Queenstown, South Africa8 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
The Himeville museum is one of the most well cared for museums I've ever visited. History and culture was preserved and displayed according the time period it was used. The caretaker was very friendly! We were very surprised that no fee were charged!
Written 10 July 2019
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Thanks for your review, and yes, we have a donation box for each to contribute what they find it woth, and possible. Thanks for the lovely review
Written 24 December 2020
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JoeBGsy
Guernsey, UK21 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
On a rather wet April afternoon we took the advice of a Tripadvisor recommendation and paid this place a visit. Pleasantly surprised at the sheer range of exhibits and the very helpful set up which apportioned the various themes in an orderly way. Staff were very helpful and despite arriving near closing time for the day we were welcomed and allowed to stay beyond the time. No charge for entry with donation box at the end. Well worth a visit if you have a spare hour or 2 available.
Written 8 April 2019
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Thank you fo your lovely words and hope to see you again soon .
Written 24 December 2020
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Andrée H
Johannesburg, South Africa68 contributions
Mar 2019
The children really enjoyed the visit. Staff very friendly and informative. Loved the house and furnishings.
Written 25 March 2019
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